Success Stories

Innovation Journeys

Stories of Invention & Discovery at UW

UW innovators each have their own story to tell about their commercialization journey — their inspiration, hurdles, and desire to make an impact. Learn more about some of them below.


Membrion is a UW spinoff whose technology uses readily available, non-toxic and low-cost materials to produce advanced ceramic ion exchange membranes which perform better and cost significantly less than today’s ceramic and polymer options. They are currently deploying this technology to the rapidly growing desalination market, helping to address the global water crisis.

Other stories

Success at CoMotion takes many forms – from successful UW spinoffs and startups, to acquisitions of UW projects or startups by leading companies, to licensing of UW IP to industry leaders for further development.

CoMotion supported spinoffs & startups

Licensed to existing company

Licensed direct-to-user

Programs & projects

Recent UW spinoff milestones

CoMo Spinoffs Update June 2021